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Paul Walker

Dead at 40

In Fiery Car Crash

11/30/2013 5:50 PM PST UPDATED: 11/30/2013 9:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Walker -- best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" movies -- died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California ... TMZ has learned.

The accident happened in Santa Clarita -- north of Los Angeles -- and Paul was the passenger in the two-seater Porsche Carrera GT when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree ... and the car burst into flames.

Several of our sources -- some of whom were at the scene of the accident -- tell us a friend of Paul's was driving and was also killed in the fiery wreck.

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Cops say speed clearly played a major factor in the accident, but an exact cause has not been determined yet.

Paul was 40 years old. He leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter named Meadow.

Paul's rep tells us he was in Santa Clarita for a car show -- organized by Paul and his charitable organization Reach Out Worldwide -- to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort.

Several of his friends were attending the event ... which was very near to where the deadly accident happened.

One of Paul's friends talked to a TMZ photographer ... describing the scene ... and his efforts to save Paul from the burning car.

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Paul took a pic with a fan at the event earlier on Saturday, and the guy posted it ... noting how happy Walker was just hours before the crash.

The fan added, "The world lost an angel in Paul. He dedicated so much of his life to helping disadvantaged kids and people who are in need. I'm gonna do whatever I can to keep Paul's goals for the charity alive."

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783 COMMENTS

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466.

Mark Seabon    

That sucks I'm not watching no more fast and furious for me but I'm wishing peace for you Paul walker and your family RIP

265 days ago
467.

Evelyn Serrano    

This saddens me every time, prayers going out to the family n closed ones

265 days ago
468.

SaphireStar    

This is such a shock!!! He was deeply involved in charity work & most people don't know that. He will me missed and died way too young. Condolences.

265 days ago
469.

Deanna    

There's no logical reason for this, I mean, I didn't know the guy personally, so I don't know why I'm crying so damn much about Pauls death. It's hitting me hard man - my sincerest condolences family and friends, especially to his young daughter. Lord, give them strength.

265 days ago
470.

D Alexander Toluca Lake    

To the MORONS who pulled up to the crash and filmed it instead of IMMEDIATELY getting out to help you are disgusting.

Also, cars do not "blow up" as commonly as they do in movies. The fuel simply burns out.

Our society is DOOMED with idiots populating it.

265 days ago
471.

frida    

eso era muy inesperado pero dios save por que hace las cosa que empas descanse

265 days ago
472.

Demmius    

Fast and furious in life and in the dead...All the world's a stage
first did not believe.
RIP Будем помнить

265 days ago
473.

MoviesHornet    

Some of Paul Walker movies:
http://movieshornet.com/?s=paul+walker

Just in case you want to check again. Peace!

265 days ago
474.

MoviesHornet    

Some of Paul Walker movies:
http://movieshornet.com/?s=paul+walker

Just in case you want to check again. Peace!

265 days ago
475.

Iza     

Very sad! =(

265 days ago
476.

unknown    

Wow... Paul was an amazing person! He starred in some of the greatest movies ever, Fast and the Furious and Eight Below. My favorite movies of all times! This 40 year old, blue-eyed American man was outstanding. RIP Paul I am so sad-sorry to hear this heart-breaking news. All my hope is with his family and friends!

265 days ago
477.

Frank    

GOTTA GO FAST!!!

265 days ago
478.

Iza     

Very sad =(

265 days ago
479.

laisa    

R.I.P PAUL WALKER ,
GONE TO SOON<3
still cant believe this you will always be remembered..

265 days ago
480.

Zelia    

RIP Walker :((
This tragedy would not happen if he was the driver!!!!!

265 days ago
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